The Bahamas is a state on islands north of the Caribbean Sea and southeast of the Florida peninsula.
The first settlers in the Bahamas are the Lucayans, who arrived here in the 9th century. The islands were discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492.
According to smb, the Bahamas is an archipelago consisting of 700 islands and coral reefs and occupying 250 thousand km2. The climate is tropical, trade winds, with heavy rains in May-June and September-October. Temperature in winter +20*C, in summer +30*C. Quite frequent hurricanes hit the islands from June to October. There are no rivers, there are many salt lakes.
Airport tax – when departing from the Bahamas, a fee of $15 will be charged. Electricity – 120 volts, 60 hertz, adapter required.
Resorts and attractions of the Bahamas
The resort, located from the Caribbean to Cuba, is called the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The largest islands are Andos, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama and Big Inagua. The Bahamas are kilometers of white sandy beaches protected by coral reefs, clear turquoise waters of lagoons and greenery of coconut palms. The islands are washed by the warm Gulf Stream.
The Bahamas is an archipelago of 700 islands located about 90 km off the coast of Florida. Discovered by Columbus in 1492.
The capital is Nassau.
For trips of up to 30 days, visitors from Russia must carry only a valid foreign passport. Although it is equally necessary to have either cash in the amount of more than $ 400, or a VISA, Master Card, American Express credit card. In other cases, you need a visa from the British Consulate General. Foreign tourists do not need a written customs declaration.
In addition to personal belongings, you can bring 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 1 pound (0.450 kg) of tobacco, as well as 1 liter of alcoholic beverages. At the exit, only persons departing on flights to the United States go through customs.
Great Stirrup Cay – a very beautiful little island. It looks like heaven on earth. Beaches of white coral sand, palm trees and crystal clear ocean. Here you can swim, scuba dive, visit souvenir shops.
Transport. Driving in the Bahamas is on the left.
Meals – along with local cuisine (fish and seafood), American and international cuisine is also presented. Local rum – served separately or with coffee. Fruits – mango, pineapple, papaya.
The shops – what is really quite interesting in the Bahamas is local handicrafts made from straw and shells, batik, imported porcelain, fabrics, perfumes, watches, inexpensive alcoholic drinks. Most items are sold duty free.
Clothing style – casual during the day, more elegant in the evening. A light pullover or jacket is recommended for casinos and air-conditioned restaurants.
Excursions – Nassau Underwater Aquarium, Straw Market, Government House, Historic Fortress, Adastra Gardens, Royal Staircase, Water Tower, Freeport National Bazaar, Garden Ows Groves, Rand Memorial Park, Preacher’s Cave, and stretching beautiful beaches for miles.